Jajpur: A 14-year-old boy drowned in river Baitarani while his mother had a close shave at Dulakhapatna under Korei block in Jajpur district today.
The deceased boy, identified as Manas Pati was taking bath with his mother in the river. He was swept way in the current of water and his mother Manjulata tried to pull him out.
She was also swept away. Locals swung into action and fished out Manjulata first and her son later.
Both were admitted to Jajpur district headquarters hospital where Manas was declared dead. His mother is undergoing treatment.
The incident sent a shock wave to the area.